Adventure and serenity strike the perfect balance at the Green O, an exclusive adults-only wilderness sanctuary set to open in 2021 situated near Missoula, Montana. In a state renowned for its world-class luxury ranches, the property stands out for the contemporary design of its intimate Scandinavian-inspired hauses. From the team behind family-friendly glamping destination the Resort at Paws Up, the Green O sets a new standard in holistic wellness.
Floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights for stargazing immerse you in nature, blurring the lines between indoors and out. (But don’t worry; electronic shades let you sleep in.) Skinny dip in the hot tub on the outdoor deck or canoodle by the wood-burning fireplace while enjoying a nightcap. All bathrooms have heated granite floors and sumptuous robes and towels — just what you need after a long day in the great outdoors. The Green Haus is a standout amongst the four distinct designs; part woodland bunker and part modern museum, it boasts a living roof garden exploding with native grasses.
The Green O connects mind, body and spirit with 50+ activities across 37,000 acres. Guests have full access to Paws Up, including all eateries and more than 100 miles of trails. Between archery, ATV tours, wildlife hikes, cattle drives, whitewater rafting, rappelling down Lookout Rock, and fly-fishing on the Blackfoot and Bitterroot rivers, the outdoor adventures are endless, whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush or a peaceful meditation. Test your strength and agility on the one-mile Grizzlyman Fitness Trail dotted with 12 obstacles constructed from local timber. Then catch your breath and reward yourself with a soothing massage or a private yoga session at Spa Town, a circle of white tents situated in a serene, secluded meadow.
With direct flights from Minneapolis and a dozen other major American cities into Missoula, the middle of nowhere has never been more accessible. It’s just a 35-minute drive from the airport to the Green O, plus transfers are included in your stay. Accommodations include a luxurious Lexus SUV and mountain bikes for transportation around the property, too, so there’s no need to rent a car.
The all-inclusive rates at the Green O also cover three delectable meals a day and plenty of snacks by executive chef Brandon Cunningham. He got his start in Portland, Oregon, honing his butchery skills at Old Salt Marketplace and serving 20-course tasting menus at Castagna. The Green O’s Social Haus features a lounge, dining room and open kitchen where Cunningham cooks ranch-raised beef and bison, and caramelizes vegetables over a live fire. He makes all breads and charcuterie in-house, fueling guests with healthy, hyper-seasonal fare. One especially inventive dish lets guests cook rib-eye at the table on a scorching hot rock plucked from the Blackfoot River then wrap it in a shiso leaf dressed with yuzu emulsion and pickled daikon.